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A long time ago, I was participating in a school sports event, and the coach asked me to introduce the members of a wrestling team from out of town. I didn't think it was a big deal. I was completely comfortable using a microphone and speaking in front of a crowd, so I agreed to do it without question. When it came time to introduce the wrestlers, though, I stumbled and stammered my way all through the introduction. Why? Because, although I hadn't realized it, they were all Czechoslovakian and I couldn't pronounce their names!

Submitted by on Fri, 2016/07/29 - 11:36am

You may have noticed that News From NAMB is not just links to other media stories but also goes to primary sources. News From NAMB is different because we find important information that may not be reported elsewhere and we comment on why it is relevant to you, often in a fun way. Best of all, it is free to NAMB members. News From NAMB is sponsored exclusively by United Wholesale Mortgage

Submitted by on Thu, 2016/07/28 - 3:31pm

We are now at that wonderful time that happens every four years in America. In the year leading up to a Presidential election, you just can't turn off the political commentary. It's everywhere. Already, in this election cycle, politics has dominated discussions across all different forms of media and seeping into all sectors of society. And the campaign for the general election hasn't even started—it's only the primaries!

What troubles me as I listen in to the conversations that are taking place is that it's all about what people are saying. There are far too many words and not nearly enough action. Across the political spectrum, it seems that we have no shortage of pundits; but we have few we are truly qualified to lead. We need more leaders and less pundits.

Submitted by on Mon, 2016/07/25 - 5:10pm

Leadership is not for the faint of heart. To be a leader, you've got to have a willingness to tackle the hard issues and engage in the difficult conversations. You must have a backbone if you want your people to take you seriously. You need conviction and courage in the face of uncertainty. In short, you've got to be tough.

Because of these demands, we often have the perception that leaders need to be harsh. We hear stories of folks like Steve Jobs, who was fantastic at motivating people and getting things done but frequently came across as abrasive and dismissive of other peoples' feelings. And now the Republican nominee for President has a reputation for being straightforward and blunt, scoffing at "political correctness" and taking pride in "telling it like it is."

Submitted by on Fri, 2016/07/22 - 12:24pm

You may have noticed that News From NAMB is not just links to other media stories but also goes to primary sources. News From NAMB is different because we find important information that may not be reported elsewhere and we comment on why it is relevant to you, often in a fun way. Best of all, it is free to NAMB members. News From NAMB is sponsored exclusively by United Wholesale Mortgage

Submitted by on Thu, 2016/07/21 - 4:38pm
The mortgage industry has operated the same basic way for most of its history

The mortgage industry has operated the same basic way for most of its history. When the borrower takes on the mortgage, the value of the home fluctuates over time—affecting both the borrower and the investors who own the home while the mortgage is being paid off.

Submitted by on Mon, 2016/07/18 - 4:16pm

You may have noticed that News From NAMB is not just links to other media stories but also goes to primary sources. News From NAMB is different because we find important information that may not be reported elsewhere and we comment on why it is relevant to you, often in a fun way. Best of all, it is free to NAMB members. News From NAMB is sponsored exclusively by United Wholesale Mortgage

Submitted by on Thu, 2016/07/14 - 3:36pm

On the July 11 episode of my Lykken on Lending podcast, we had the opportunity to discuss where the mortgage industry is headed with industry expert Allan Weiss. During our conversation, Allan brought up a great point about the way borrowers see homeownership.

Submitted by on Thu, 2016/07/14 - 11:05am

You may have noticed that News From NAMB is not just links to other media stories but also goes to primary sources. News From NAMB is different because we find important information that may not be reported elsewhere and we comment on why it is relevant to you, often in a fun way. Best of all, it is free to NAMB members. News From NAMB is sponsored exclusively by United Wholesale Mortgage

Submitted by on Thu, 2016/07/07 - 3:33pm

Last week, the global market was shocked by the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union. The story has been picked up in the popular process, as it has many political issues wrapped up in it. But for those of us in business, we really want to know what it will do to the market. Every industry in every geographic area has been asking the same question, "how does this affect me?" The mortgage industry in the U.S. is no exception.

Submitted by on Tue, 2016/07/05 - 10:27am

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